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The Elbphilharmonie is a major concert hall located on Hamburg's habor, which is to open to the public in January 2017.
The Elbphilharmonie kicks off its first season in January 2017, to the joy - and relief - of many. While people rave about the concert hall's eclectic architecture and promising acoustics, it's been a long haul getting the building off the ground. The history of the Elbphilharmonie is marred by countless completion postponements and a budget that skyrocketed off course. The new wave-like structure, meant to mirror the motion of the water and the harbor as well as musical phrases, is set upon an old harbor warehouse building.
American baritone Thomas Hampson is committed to promoting American music by Black composers. In a new project, he presents composers from three eras, providing diverse facets of African-American creativity, along with the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.